Turner-Schulman Graduate Fellowships

Not accepting applications at this time

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Spring/Summer 2021
Opened: January 22, 2021
Closed: April 2, 2021

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI) will award a number of graduate fellowships for research expenses (not including travel) in the Spring and Summer of 2021.

Students may receive grants of up to $1,500 for research expenses. All full-time Penn graduate students enrolled in any school whose research focuses on social science approaches to race, ethnicity or immigration in the United States or in other countries are eligible to apply. CSERI research support may be combined with funding from other programs.

Examples of research-related activities that may be funded include, but are not limited to:

  • Costs associated with field research and/or experimental research.
  • Purchase of data, research materials, research-related software and/or specialized equipment.
  • Travel to libraries, archives, special collections, or other research sites is currently prohibited per Penn restrictions.

The application packet for field research must include:

  1. A 3-page proposal describing the proposed research, its relation to the dissertation, the methods for conducting the research (i.e. archival, quantitative, surveys, participant observer, secondary, and published primary sources, interviews, experimental, etc.), and a timeline.
  2. An itemized budget and brief budget narrative describing how the funds will be used. There will be no funds allocated for travel-related research until Penn lifts its restrictions.
  3. The applicant’s CV.
  4. A reference letter from the applicant’s dissertation advisor indicating their approval of and support for the applicant’s research plans. Please follow the directions in Interfolio for submitting letters confidentially. 

Applications should be made via Interfolio.

All grant recipients must be prepared to present on their completed research at a seminar or poster session hosted by CSERI.

For further information, contact Anne Kalbach, CSERI Administrator, at akalbach@sas.upenn.edu.

Partnership with Latin American and Latino Studies: Students conducting projects in the social sciences on race, ethnicity and immigration in Latin America and/or Latino politics in the United States can also apply and receive additional advisory support from the Latin America and Latino Studies program. For specific information, contact the LALS program at lals@sas.upenn.edu.

Students are also encouraged to seek funding in conjunction with Africana Studies, Political Science, Sociology and other social science units at Penn.